DOI: 10.17265/2159-581x/2015.05.002
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Marcello M. Veiga, Christopher Tucker

Abstract: Abstract: Social issues are increasingly recognized as significant inhibitors to mineral development projects. Increasingly, social risk is being recognized as a key factor determining the success of a mineral investment. Groups opposed to a mine for social or political reasons often use environmental impacts, real or perceived, to prevent mine development. These risk factors depend largely on cultural perceptions of mining activities and must be understood as such in order to be appropriately managed. A firs…

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